Archive for May, 2009

Land of the Lost and Found

Episode #041 of Paul and Storm Talk About Some Stuff for Five to Ten Minutes (On Average) alerted me to the fact that there is a version of “Land of the Lost” by 90s alternative rock stalwarts Everclear. It dates from their 2008 album, The Vegas Years, and it is quite different from the dozen or so versions The Nick Atoms conjured over the years.

Now, your Dr. Ted Nelson is a fan of Everclear, so this version sounds pleasing to his ears; your mileage may vary. Give us your thoughts on this version of the song, and weigh in on [manufactured controversy] the snubbing of The Nick Atoms for inclusion on the film soundtrack for the upcoming summer blockbuster, Land of the Lost. [/manufactured controversy]

The Nick Atoms to be Honored at MarsCon 2010

The world’s greatest Sci-Fi band, The Nick Atoms, will finally receive the key to the city and the highest honor given to bands that are cool, but will never be famous: MUSICAL GUEST OF HONOR at the 2010 MARSCON in Bloomington, MN on March 5-7 in 2010.

This historic decision, from Dementia co-chair the great Luke Ski, was made after The Nick Atoms — Dr Ted Nelson and his two robots, Coburn and Wyngarde — returned from an adventure that had them labeled missing and presumed dead for the last five years. Dr. Ted returned from an alternate universe and rescued his amazing creations from the evil hands of Euro-synth-artist-musician-poet-astroprojectionist-painter-writer-nutritionist known as “Hot Snack Time“.

The trio has decided to put an end to the music but will be giving ONE LAST CONCERT of truly extra-ordinary proportions. You can see their reunion concert to say farewell at MarsCon where, if you have been reading and paying attention, they will be the MUSICAL GUEST OF HONOR at the 2010 MARSCON.

For many, this will be a first time to see the robotic rockers, and for others, a trip down memory lane. The Nick Atoms are excited by this development!

Many other bands and musicians will be at MarsCons 2010 — including Throwing Toasters and Nuclear Bubble Wrap — to celebrate the return of The Nick Atoms.

Rolling Stone magazine stated, “Not since John Lennon was shot has the world been so saddened as when The Nick Atoms vanished. It is so cool that people will get to see a The Nick Atoms concert. DO NOT MISS THIS! We will be getting our

badges for MarsCon 2010 early. This is the music event of 2010, people!”

This is the first award given to the Sci-Fi super group. Hot Snack Time remains missing and at large.

Please visit and register at: http://marscon.org/2010/
Learn more about The Nick Atoms at: http://www.thenickatoms.com/